Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình held talks with his Cambodian counterpart Men Sam An on Thursday as part of his working visit to Cambodia.— Photo vov.vn
PHNOM PENH — Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hoà Bình held talks with his Cambodian counterpart Men Sam An on Thursday as part of his working visit to Cambodia.
The two Deputy PMs agreed to continue working to strengthen and deepen the ties between the two countries under the motto of “good neighbours, traditional friendship, comprehensive, sustainable and long-term cooperation” on the basis of mutual trust, respect, equality and mutual benefits.
They vowed to maintain visits and meetings at all levels in order to cement ties and timely address obstacles to bilateral ties, while promoting communication activities to educate people of the two countries, particularly young people, on the traditional cooperation between the two counties and nations.
They highly valued the importance of the signing of two legal documents recognizing the completion of 84 per cent of work in delimitation and border marker planting along the land border of the two countries. They said the documents’ signing has created a strong momentum for the two countries to continue addressing remaining border-related issues towards building a border of peace, friendship and cooperation for mutual development between Việt Nam and Cambodia.
They affirmed the shared resolve to implement high-level agreements, maintain bilateral cooperative mechanisms, and consider supplementing existing agreements or signing new ones to further facilitate business partnership in order to raise two-way trade to over US$5 billion in 2020.
The two sides agreed to coordinate in fighting smuggling, trade frauds and corruption, and bolster cooperation in defence-security, turning it into a pillar of bilateral ties. They pledged to uphold the principle of not allowing any organisation or individual to use one country’s territory to harm the other country’s security and stability.
Regarding regional and international matters, Deputy PM Bình affirmed Việt Nam’s good will about settling the East Sea issue by peaceful measures on the basis of international law and the shared stance of the ASEAN at the 35th ASEAN Summit, and asked Cambodia to continue backing ASEAN’s common stance. — VNS